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    August 9, 2013
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alcohol i can till, can kill you. you don't want that to happen. >> but doughnuts are great. >> doughnuts won't kill you. they're good for you. >> right. that's it for us. thank you gofor being here. have a great weekend. "special report" snis next. obamacare, defensive on benghazi and al qaeda and goes on offensive for republicans. this is sprt. "special report." good eveninging. i'm bret baier. just before jetting off to an eight-day vacation on martha's vineyard president obama took volley of questions from a white house press corps feeling neglected the past several months. the topics varied but the president had a message to get out about government surveillance. here a chief white house correspondent ed hen prip. >> afternoon, everybody.
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these have a seat. >> reporter: president obama used his first full-scale news conference in over three months to try and get out in front of the nsa surveillance controversy he was on his heels over a range of national security issues from his prickly relationship with russia to terror threats from al qaeda and why he still hasn't brought the benghazi killers to justice. >> i also said we'd get bin laden and didn't get him in 11 months. so we have informed, i think, the public there's a sealed indictment. >> reporter: the president was referring to the fact that u.s. officials earlier this week revealed the justice department filed its first criminal charges against an unknown number of people believed to be involved in benghazi, which the president vowed to get to the bottom of last september 12th. >> we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> reporter: pressed by fox today on whether his administration is close to having suspects in custody, mr. obama's body language hinted they are.
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>> i will leave it at that. but -- this remains a top priority for us. anybody who attacks americans, anybody who kills tragically four americans serving us in a very dangerous place, we're going to do everything we can to get those who carried out those attacks. >> reporter: given the current terror threat from al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, the president on dwhaens past dirk claxs that al qaeda was on the road to defeat. >> what i said in the same national defense speech back in may, that i referred to earlier, is that core al qaeda is on its heels, has been decimated, but what i also said was that al qaeda and other extreme ichts have metastasized. >> reporter: the president did make distinction this spring he was not quite as clear on the
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campaign trail last fall the president was aggressive promising the most sweeping reform to the patriot act since passage declaring the leaks from edward snowden the government shot declassify more nofrgs give the public a fuller picture. >> rather than have a trunk come out here and a light come throughout and a tail there, let's just put the whole elephant throughout so people know be exactly what they're looking at. >> the president vallii volleyi safeguards, and the nsa is planning to hire a civil liberties officer. >> president obama asked what he called one of most important decisions he'll make in his second term. what can you tell us than? >> reporter: a new federal reserve chairman. he'll pick larry summers, angering women who want to see janet yellen. you see her, be the first female chair. some people think when the
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president accidentally referred to her as mr. yellin, caught himself, might have been tipping his hands that he's more likely to pick a man. >> we told you yesterday a new fox news point case 57% of registered voters feel implementation of the president's health care law is a joke. the president wasn't laughing today. chief political correspondent telling us he went off on critics of his signature legislation and their tactics. >> reporter: asked about obamacare upcoming registration period responded to a attack on what he called the gop's ideological sensation with doing away with it. >> why it is that my friends in the other party have made the idea of preventing these people from getting health care their holy grail. >> reporter: the president faced bipartisan criticism for you'll laterally postponing obamacare. blasting 77 republicans and senators for shutting down the
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government, threatening if they do not foov moerd the affordable care a. the idea would you shut down the government unless you prevent 30 million people from getting health care is bad idea. >> reporter: the senate democratic majority is not likely to allow a voe defending the president's health care law and some fear backlash for closing the government. doubts about obamacare are mounting. 65% think it will increase the deficit. 62% say costs will rise and own 23% think it will improve. the 45-41 margin, the gop blamed for a government shutdown over obamacare. several senators spoken out against the idea. a number of house members have, including eric cantor and the budget chairman. and scott walker and the party's presidential nominee think it's unprotect uv pap government sdhount is one of many options the gop is considering including a constitutional amendment prohibiting members of congress
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from being exempt in obamacare or other laws. >> it's not right on any level. you don't fix obamacare for members of congress and leave the rest of the american people in the lurch. >> reporter: after blasting this several minutes, mr. obama thought it unlikely. >> i'm assuming that they will not take that-- that path. i -- i have confidence that common sense in the end will prevail. >> reporter: but lawmakers still have four more weeks back home with po potential lip rocket melt care meetings before returning to work several days after labor day. >> thank you. relations with moscow are not bad enough to get the u.s. out of next year's olympics but president obama conceived russia recessed his own pause. and we have the latest from the pentagon. >> reporter: days after the president cancel add summit meeting with russia's president and hours after this defense secretary and secretary of state met their russian counterparts,
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the president announced he would not boycott winter olympics in sochi next year, despite russia's discriminatory laws against gays. >> nobody the more offended than me by some of the anti-gay and lesbian legislation you've been seeing in russia. one of the things i'm really looking forward to is maybe some gay and lesbian athletes bringing home the gold or silver or bronze. which i think would go way in rejecting the kind of attitudes we're seeing there. and if russia doesn't have gay or lesbian athletes, then it probably makes their team waeshg. >> reporter: the russian reset, so-called harks been put on ice. >> probably appropriate for us to take a pause, re-assess where it is that russia's going what our core interests are, and calibrate the relationship. >> reporter: despite mr. obama's attempted snub, the president
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defended his relationship with russia's vladimir putin, sort of. >> i know the press likes to focus on body language and he's got that slouch looking like the bored kid in the back of the classroom. the truth, when we're in conversations together, oftentimes it's very productive. >> reporter: secretary of state ker around defense secretary haigel went ahead with meetings with the state department saying they would meet again before the end of the year in spite of the edward snowden affair. >> sergei and i are old hockey players and we both know that diplomacy like hockey can sometimes flaumt the occasional collision. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. as i said in my opening remarks i called for a thorough review of our surveillance operations before mr. snowden made these leaks. >> reporter: secretary of state kerry raised the issue of edward snowden's return during the meeting today but the issue did
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not dominate talks with the russians. u.s. officials said they would like to have a summit with russia's president but the meet wog have to address substantive issues. >> live at pentagon. jennifer, thank you. up next, round two. republicans go after the internal revenue service again for going after conservatives, again. and tonight on the fox affiliates around country, ktjl in sacramento, police in idaho believe they've found the car of the suspect in the disappearance of a california teenager. wsbn miami reports a south florida man is being held for allegedly killing his wife and posting a photo of her corpse on facebook. and here's a live look from our affiliate. one of their stories there tonight, why did the chicken cross interstate 285 during rush hour? we don't know, but sky fox 5 was all over it down there in atlanta. causing traffic. that's tonight's live look outside the beltway from
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california senator brash box sir asking san dag open mayor to quit. she wrote an open letter to bob filner under fire for inappropriate behavior towards women writing you have betrayed the trust of the women you have victimized. the san diegans you represent and the people you woshd with throughout the decades in public life. and nancy pelosi as well has not specifically called for filner job yet. the mayor has denied sexual harassment allegations but apologized for what he calls improper and wrong behavior. senator majority leader harry reid hopes republicans are opposing president obama on substance not because of his race. reid made that statement during a radio interview today. the communications director of
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the national republican senatorial committee called that comment insensitive and insane. republican lawmakers are once again going after the internal revenue service over the targeting of conservative groups. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel tells us what touched off the latest outrage. >> reporter: three months after the internal revenue service targeting of conservative group scandal broke, newly released transcripts of congressional operators interviewing an internal revenue service agent revealed tea party groups still get extra scrutiny. the agent asked what whoa do with no evidence of political activity and responded "at this point i would send it to secondary screening, political add voe case, the way answers means investigators followed up association you would treat a tea party group as a political advocations ease ivan with no evidence on the application? is that right? the agent, based on my current manager's direction, uh-huh. based on that, house ways and means chairman dave camp says the fact that the internal revenue service still continues to treat the tea party
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differently and subject them to additional targeting is outrageous, and it must stop immediately. a senate conservative says this proves this internal revenue service investigation must go deeper. >> this is a very important story, and it's not a phony scandal at all. it rises to constitutional protections in the bill of rights, and -- and this story is far from over flrt. >> reporter: in a statement, it looks forward to seeing the full troipt understand the full context. screening is base and activity not words and a name. the lawyer representing 41 conservative groups suing the internal revenue service saying they were targeted fired back at the agency. >> the irs is so bloated that it has an inability to self-correct that the bureaucracy is out of control, that they can say we did something wrong but cannot fix it. >> reporter: fox news confirmed a six irs official left the agency since the scandal broke. sharon lite, adviser to lois
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lerner on paid administrative leave after refusing to testify on the hill. >> thank you. the dow ended the day today off 73. the s&p 500 lost 6. nasdaq gave bass 9. for the week, dropped 1.5%. the s&p 500 fell 1.7 and the nasdaq lost 0.8%. and a friend of president obama is cooperating with federal authorities investigating a kick back theme. eric whitaker denies involvement in a $444,000 scam. his then chief of staff indicted. the prosecutor says president barack obama is not linked to this case. whitaker and the president last played golf together saturday. attorneys are preparing an appeal asaying he is angling fo
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surged. since 2008, 47 million americans are on the program now. just one of the alarming stats you'll learn later tonight in a special look at the growing food stamp binge. it will feature this incredible look at lifestyle of one of the people you're supporting. here's senior national correspondent john roberts. ♪ >> reporter: meet jason green slick, food stamp recipient. >> yeah! >> another day in the life, living a rat life. >> reporter: and what exactly is the rat life? for your tingle day, like an early morning guy? get up get -- >> later in the afternoon kind of guy. wake up. go down the beach. >> yeah! >> be with my friends. hit on some chicks. drinking. >> all day every day.
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♪ >> reporter: we caught up with greensflat la jolla, california, close where he grew up. the 29-year-old has chosen the life of a beach bum in this seaside paradise. with no fixed address, jason has for the last couple of years floated from place to place. staying with family, pals and girls he's dated. >> nice day today, huh? >> reporter: he gets by with a little with a little help from his friends and you, the taxpayer. >> my card, california on it. >> reporter: how do you get a stamp card? >> out to the human resource office, have your birth certificate. social securedy card. i don't got a paycheck coming in, so i qualify. that's it regard how often do you have to do this? every month, every six months? >> now to where you only do it
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want year. >> reporter: things have changed. back in 1996 if were you an able adult like jason, with no family, there were limitations. you could get food stamps for only three months every three years. the exception, if you were working at least a 20-hour workweek or participated in a work fair or training program. president obama wiped away those restrictions when he signed his stimulus bill in 2009. and in 2010, obama used his regulatory powers to extend the suspension of those welfare to work requirements. so you fill out a form for a s.n.a.p. card, give you that for a year, no questions asked? >> yeah. >> reporter: that's $200 a monchts yeah. $200. free money. radical. why not? >> my job right here to make sure everything's rolling smoonlly. the sun's up, the gulls are out. >> reporter: how big a part of your life is surfing?
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>> i surf every day. it's wonderful, man. get away from everything. clear your head. get out with the boys and have a good time. living the life every moment. another day in paradise. yeah. >> so it's off to the gourmet section of the local food mart. >> i got salmon, eel, yellowtail. with rice avocado and add lobster on special. got lobster. and coconut water. >> reporter: then jason the off to the awed mated checkout counter. food stamp card at ready. >> $200 a month and just go like -- boom. >> thank you for shopping with us. >> just like that. all paid for by our wonderful tax dollars. >> reporter: is that typically the type of thing you'll get on the s.n.a.p. card? >> yeah.
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usually, make my own way, but they didn't have good fish so i just got the pre-made stuff. ♪ >> lobster! >> does anybody want a piece? >> no. >> nope? >> reporter: safe to say that this notion of holding dune steady job just is snag is not in your wheelhouse? >> that's not the direction i'm going righ not something that ao you. >> none whatsoever. >> reporter: i have to say i didn't know what to expect when i sat down with jason. i was really taken aback he seemed completely unembarrassed about sponging off the rest us in this man perp this was a guy who struck me as capable of pulling his own weight, as
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resourceful, even intelligent and went to san diego state for a while and then to a technical jool he trained to become a recording engineer, but then he realized what he really wanted in life. >> here comes motley crew walking down the halls. all carrying jack and party and i realized i didn't want to be the guy recording those guys. i want to be the guy being those guys. >> reporter: he wanted to be a rock star. . you decided that was going to be your life? >> yeah. why not be heard? i don't want to listen. >> reporter: and wait until you hear what else jason had to say. >> make sure you tune in for that tonight 10:00 p.m. eastern time for the entire special. spox news reporting. the great food stamp binge. a little more of something for nothing courtesy of the taxpayers, and that's in the grapevine, and should hunters be allowed to shoot down government drones? does your dog food have? 18 percent?
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and now pickings from the political grapevine, talking about something for nothing. millions in government contracts have been paid to fake businesses, registered to people who do not exist. a woman in maryland pleaded guilty this week to conspireing to commitment wire fraud for creating 15 phony businesses in several states under made up names. the u.s. attorneys office from maryland says lorraine whitehead was awarded federal contracts to provide everything from books
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and snowmobiles to plants and paint for the u.s. government. she then subcontracted legitimate companies to provide those goods. they were never paid. the washington examiner reports the homeland security department even issued whitehead a government credit card with little investigation into the legitimacy of her company. she racked up 40 grand in charges on that card. as part of the plea deal, whitehead must pay back $2.4 million, and hand over her audi suv. friday follow-ups. the associated press issued a correction after changing a foet from president obama to correct his mistake. yesterday we told you the panchts added words parenthetically to get around the president's declaration charleston, survivor and jacksonville were on the gulf coast. today the a.p. said, it wasn't known that the president was suggesting they were. the a.p. should not have added the phrase in an effort to
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clarify his statement. residents of deer trail, colorado will cast a deciding vote whether the town will issue hunting licenses to shoot down drones. as we told you last month, the town council considered a bill allowing hunters to apply for $25 licenses to target drones flying below 1,000 feet. the council vote was split. so the measure now goes to the voters. the bill is nothing more than a p.r. stunt. drones have never been spotted anywhere near the town of 550 residents. and finally, a use for droens many people can raise a glass to. vendors at a south african music festival are delivering beers with drones. thirsty concertgoers order beer try an app. a drone finds them using gps technology. the beers float down to intended targets by parachute. this potentially could swap even the biggest drone skeptics. kentucky republican senator rand
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paul tweeted "perhaps i am not against all drones." before we get to the panel, something just for you. >> isn't sure about that, but we'll let you decide. >> welcome to the first evening news program where you have a piece of it. we're makings hadtry here tonight with the launch of the sr binge pulse. talk back to the news. in realtime. instant analysis of our analysis. we will tell you what we think, and can you tell us what you think about that. before we begin, let's take a moment to walk you through just how you can have your own seat on the panel. first, you need to go to bing.com/politics on your home computer or even a hand-held device. once on the page, simply state your political affiliation. put one of the three options here, republican, democrat or independent. and your gender.
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now you are on the panel, too. and as the discussion begins, can you have your say. vote and vote often. every five seconds, if you like. just click one of the five buttons ranging from strongly disagree to strongly agree. now it's time to see what you and the others think. we'll show you the results on the bottom of the screen throughout the show. updating you in realtime and you'll be able to see who's peeking and who's tanking, who's grabbing attention. who's falling flat. how do you read the graph? there will be a pulse score of zero to 100 for each group. democrat, independent, republican, male, female pap high poll score closer to 100 shows that group voting agrees with what the panel has just said. a low poll score closer to zero, shows that the group disagrees with the panelists. men and women, whenever you say not a good speaker. >> get this, measure intensity
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this is a fox news alert. sunday we'll reopen 18 of the 19 embassies and cons its in the northeast and africa closed the last several of days. only the embassy in yemen will remain shut because of the terrorist concerns. lahore, pakistan closed yesterday due to a separate threat and will remain out of service, we're told. that brings us to today's press conference at the white house. here's the president talking about what he said previously about al qaeda. >> it's entirely consistent to say that this tightly organized and relatively centralized al qaeda that attacked us on 9/11 has been broken apart, and is very weak. and does not have a lot of operational capacity. tuned say we still have these regional organizations like aqap
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that can pose a threat. >> fwling our panels. jason from the "wall street journal," syndicated columniluo charles, and julie pace, white house correspondent for the associated press. thank you all for being here. let's start with this statement about al qaeda. jason, the president kind of trying to walk the line of who are al qaeda and al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. >> al qaeda is hardly decimated. this is a lynehine that's impose to walk. if the core of al qaeda is decimated, someone forgot to tell zawahirsa wzawahiri.
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>> and this phony distinction, because last year in the election, the election rate, he made no distinction that al qaeda was on the run. bin laden dead. all of that stuff. detroit is dead and al qaeda is obviously alive. it's a distinction he wants to make and pretend he's always been making it, but it does shed light on why they so insistent on denying that the benghazi attack was a terror attack by an affiliate of al qaeda, because, remember, the run-up to the election, al qaeda was supposedly dead, and it would have meant admitting that there were al qaeda affiliates even in north africa. this isn't even in yemen that everybody knew about, but even in north africa. capable enough of attacking an embassy, sacking it and killing an ambassador. so a distinction they only used after an election as a way to cover-up the cover-up that happened before the election. >> julie, ed henry asked about benghazi and the president
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september 12th of last year saying that those responsible will be brought to justice. take a listen to his answer. >> i also said that we'd get bin laden and i didn't get him in 11 months. so we have informed i think the public that there's a sealed indictment. it's sealed for a reason. but we are intend on capturing those who carried out this attack. and we're going to stay ton it until we get him. this remain as top priority for us. >> a top priority. julie, your thoughts or back story? >> no one wants to capture the people responsible for the attack in benghazi more than the white house if for no other reez didn't may put an end to the questions why they haven't been able to capture any of these people and hopefully from their point of view put an end to some of the questions about who was responsible and what actually
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happened that night. i think, though, that it was very interesting to just listen to the president's words and listen to his body language, watch his body language. often when he answers questions in these press conferences he's very expansive in his answers. when he answered that question on benghazi, very short, tight, concise answer. clearly something he didn't want to necessarily be talking about today. >> jason, there is a difference in how the president deals with, for example, going after the people in benghazi and he goes after terrorists in afghanistan and pakistan along the border there, one with drones and blowing them up and killing them. the other with sealed charges. >> sure. and he said there was a reason these charges are sealed. he wouldn't reveal it, but as we just heard a very clipped response. he sound very resolved. that was one of the responses, i think -- i think one of his better responses in the press conference, i think. >> charles? >> because it was, actually, because it involved a clever
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sleight of happened. immediately plays the osama card first. reminds you, i got the big fish. you've got to give me a pass. he plays that card over and over again. he did, of course, all of last year, because it is the only major achievement, and, yes, he has killed a lot of bad guys with the drone warfare, but the down side of that is, he has to kill them, because there is no way under the rules he has laid out in this administration, all the rules to sort of absolve us of the crimes of the bush years, so-called, you can't capture it, have nowhere to put them, no way to interrogate. enormous and almost entirely on nsa and signal intelligence a huge imbalance that puts us on the defensive. >> the question that came up and were you one of the neof people asked it, julie, the situation with russia and the relationship with putin. take a listen to the president on that. >> i don't have a bad personal
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relationship with putin. when we have conversations, they're candid, blunt. i know the press likes to focus on body language and he's got that kind of slouch looking like the bored kid in the back of the classroom, but the truth is that when we're in conversations together, oftentimes it's very productive. if issues are framed as, if you as a sport, then russia should be against it or we're going to find way where is we can poke each other at every opportunity. then probably we don't get as much stuff done. >> julie? >> well, the president said he doesn't have a bad relationship with president putin. he certainly doesn't have a good relationship with president putin. the issue with edward snowden magnified it further. back to when president putin reazoomed his post. the first term, managed to have a pretty productive relationship with medvedev.
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this is an obama/putin issue. i would point out in one of obama's answers he basically hinted at fact that russia would not face anymore punishment, though, for granting edward snowden asylum. that's interesting. as much of this bothers the president and bothered the white house, they recognize that the snowden issue is just one in a series of issues they have to deal with russia on. many with even larger geopolitical implications. so i think that the summit in september cancelling it, significant, but i look for larger punishments as we go forward. >> also talked about the gay and lesbian issue in russia and how if russians don't have gays and lesbians on their teams, they'll be weaker. >> yes. i mean, that's when he really seemed to lay in to russia over this issue. this is a country that's been undermining us in syria, in north korea and latin america. you name it. then the snowden thumb in the eye, and the president's
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assertive rooshgs have to did with gays and lesbians in the politicices. pretty telling. >> yes. >> his own justice department has been charged with easy peen nosh. bob answered, no. i mean, i'm sorry. is he a patriot? obama answers, no, he's not a patriot. now, there's a ringing denunciation of a guy whom his own add min stragsz ministratio spy and essentially a traitor. >> the gop's highest percentage so far when charles talked about the benghazi debacle. turning up the heat on the president, and conceding there will be glitches.
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i think the really
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interesting question is why it is that my friends in the other party have made the idea of preventing these people from getting health care their holy grail, their number one priority, the one unifying principle in the republican party at the moment is making sure that 30 million people don't have health care, and presumably repealing all those benefits i just mentioned. >> well, it was the most fired up the president got in this news conference talking about republicans and the efforts to de-fund obama care, and the latest fox news poll, the implementation of the president's health care law, we were asked -- the respondents were asked, it's going fine or it's a joke. 57% say the implementation is a joke. we're back with the panel. julie, he was pretty adamant, although he conceded that there are going to be glitches along the way. >> absolutely, and as you said,
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this is probably the most passionate i've heard the president on this specific issue in quite a long time and that really underscores just how seriously they are taking this at the white house because they know that if this next round of implementation that focuses on the exchanges doesn't go off smoothly, it could really derail the larger bill so there's a lot of anxiety here about that piece of it. he did lay down one marker when he was talking about republicans that i think we'll hear not only as we get into the health care implementation but also the budget battle and the republicans start decided whether they will link obama care to that, where he basically tried to cast republicans as a party that wants to basically take away access to health care for 30 million people. i think that we're going to see that line coming back repeatedly. >> jason, you have a number of elements of this that are just raising people's eyebrows. you have whether the implementation is going to go smoothly, you have the fact that the online section of it really seems like it's going to be pushing really up to the deadline of october 1st for the
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mej string for the exchanges. now you have this prohibiting members of congress from being exempt from obama care with their staffs. that's firing people up. >> you have insurance companies complaining about the exchanges and in states like -- in blue states like connecticut and so forth, so, yeah, there's a lot going on, but what i read in these remarks today was that the president seems to be welcoming a fight over de-funding, linking the de-funding of obama care to the debt ceiling, and if you're a republican and want to make this an issue, it sounds to me like you better be ready to go to the mattress on this. the president is saying throw me into this briar patch and we'll go to the court of public opinion, and as you mentioned, there are ellants of obama care that are very unpopular. when you ask people about the law in whole, they say it's unpopular. also, the president's poll numbers are as low as they have been since 2011 so maybe republicans feel that they can win a public relations fight here. but the president seems to be
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indicating he wants to have that fight. >> republicans would phrase it saying if the president wants to close the government, they would provide a continuing resolution that would leave the government open or de-fund obama care, and we know how you feel about this, but that's how they would phrase it. that's how actually, to jessica yellin's credit, she asked the question today. >> that is a complicated argument. it's got three sentences in, obama will do the one-sentence thing he did, they want to shut the government and that trumps three sentences every time. you go all the way back to the gingrich years, our argument for shutting down was a three-sentence argument and we got smacked every time. look, obama is desperate to have this because as we saw in the polls, the republicans, it's the only way he escapes on obama care. what he was doing today is addressing the democrats who are running next year scared to death over what the election is going to look like as a result
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of the disaffection of obama care, so he gave a brave front and tried to portray it as the republicans oppose health care for those people who don't have it. what republicans are oppose now is the unfair and completely incoherent implementation, the pass that congress gets, the fact that the unions are against it. it isn't only republicans and the fact that there are these arbitrary waivers and all the elements of it that everybody understands is the arbitrary and unfair. that i think is what they are worried about. obama pretends it's a matter of principle or not. it's about a train wreck coming down the track. >> charles, jason, julie from the white house lawn. bing results after the break. wait until you hear the results. that's it for the panel. stay tuned to watch the cows come home for one weathercaster.
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highest point of intensity in segment two, the second segment is when charles said president obama always says the gop wants to shut down the government, and in the first panel, everyone, including democrats, disagreed when the president said that he was intent on capturing those who carried out the attacks in benghazi. about 60,000 to 70,000 votes per minute, is that right? i had to read that twice. 60,000 to 70,000 votes peer minute. fox 17 in grand rapids, michigan sent their chief meteorologist to cover the kickoff of the kalamazoo county fair. >> what do we have here? these are obviously dairy cows, correct? >> what are their names? >> i named mine lecce, and my brother, i don't know if he named his or not. >> about these yours? >> no, they are not. >> lecce means milk in spanish,
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right, a cregood name. are the cows currently producing milk? >> no. >> when do they start doing that? >> well, they are boys so we -- >> okay. >> we raised them for the fair -- >> this is "the fox report." tonight a huge break in the manhunt for a murder and kidnapping suspect and his alleged teenage captive. a horseback rider with a spotting. even police say they found the car and called in the bomb squad. plus, a policy shift at the white house. president obama and the spying scandal. >> please have a seat. >> president obama answering questions on a wide range of topics, on the nsa surveillance. >> america is not interested in spying on ordinary people. >> and some changes ahead. >> i will work with congress to pursue appropriate reforms. >> on our relationship with